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Hey Liberals! Read this!
« on: April 03, 2008, 12:36:11 PM »
http://money.cnn.com/2008/03/31/news/economy/tax_debate.fortune/index.htm?postversion=2008040211

Read that article and give me your opinions.
I'm a moderate, so I'll try to be open minded to your "tax the rich" mentality, but I'm tired of stupid democrat talking points like "I talked to a secretary that pays a higher tax rate than her CEO"  People should learn the difference between tax rates, and taxes paid.  Often times lower average tax rates actually lead to more tax revenue.


 

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Re: Hey Liberals! Read this!
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2008, 01:40:03 PM »
Yeah the best part is when you say you're a moderate. Reagan subscribed to your little lower average tax rates, more revenue idea, low and behold tax revenues went down as well.

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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2008, 03:15:14 PM »
I'm a moderate, so I'll try to be open minded to your "tax the rich" mentality, but I'm tired of stupid democrat talking points like "I talked to a secretary that pays a higher tax rate than her CEO"  People should learn the difference between tax rates, and taxes paid.  Often times lower average tax rates actually lead to more tax revenue.

i laughed.


If one hates the left as much as they hate the right does that make them a moderate?

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Re: Hey Liberals! Read this!
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2008, 03:19:59 PM »
I tend to blame illegal immigrants, not liberals.

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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2008, 03:30:05 PM »
I'm a moderate about taxes.  I'm not proposing a fair tax, and I'm not proposing that we eliminate taxes on the rich.  (I do think that rich people are better at creating wealth than the government)
I just think liberals should stop complaining about the unfair tax burden when the upper half of income earners pay more than 96% of the taxes.


I think Elroy is an idiot who's obsessed with burritos.



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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2008, 04:13:38 PM »
I think Elroy is an idiot who's obsessed with burritos.

You're half right.

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Re: Hey Liberals! Read this!
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2008, 05:37:10 PM »
I'm a moderate about taxes.  I'm not proposing a fair tax, and I'm not proposing that we eliminate taxes on the rich.  (I do think that rich people are better at creating wealth than the government)
I just think liberals should stop complaining about the unfair tax burden when the upper half of income earners pay more than 96% of the taxes.


I think Elroy is an idiot who's obsessed with burritos.




I've never complained about the amount I pay in taxes and I never will. I think the rich should pay a larger percentage of their income in taxes and I will continue to think that when I myself am in those tax brackets. FYI, that article isn't what I'd call "moderate" in terms of taxes. Its pretty heavily slanted to the right.

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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2008, 07:10:49 PM »
I'm a moderate about taxes.  I'm not proposing a fair tax, and I'm not proposing that we eliminate taxes on the rich.  (I do think that rich people are better at creating wealth than the government)
I just think liberals should stop complaining about the unfair tax burden when the upper half of income earners pay more than 96% of the taxes.


I think Elroy is an idiot who's obsessed with burritos.




I've never complained about the amount I pay in taxes and I never will. I think the rich should pay a larger percentage of their income in taxes and I will continue to think that when I myself am in those tax brackets. FYI, that article isn't what I'd call "moderate" in terms of taxes. Its pretty heavily slanted to the right.


I aggree with you.  I heard the conservative side and now I want to hear the liberal side.

I am moderate, but I'm also a capitalist.  I believe that the goal should be increasing the overall wealth of the citizens.  When income goes up, tax revenues go up.

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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2008, 07:16:25 PM »
Reading this thread makes me angry that the media voters didn't take Ron Paul seriously   >:(


Fixt to reflect reality.

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Re: Hey Liberals! Read this!
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2008, 07:19:41 PM »
Reading this thread makes me angry that the media voters didn't take Ron Paul seriously   >:(


Fixt to reflect reality.

Ron Paul was the only one who had it right.

Taxes AND wars are stupid.

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